Addition of Like Fractions with Same Denominator

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  • What are Like Fractions?
  • Addition of Like Fractions with Same Denominators
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    What are Like Fractions?

    Like fractions are the fractions that have the same denominators. When fractions have the same denominators, it means they represent parts of a whole that are divided into the same number of equal parts.

    Examples of Like fractions

    1/4, 2/4, 5/4 and 6/4 are all like fractions, whose denominators equal 4.

    Addition of Like Fractions with Same Denominators

    When adding like fractions, we add the numerators and keep the denominators same.

    To add fractions with like denominator, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Make sure the fractions have the like denominator.
    Step 2: Add the numerators together.
    Step 3: Keep the denominators same.
    Step 4: Simplify the fraction, if needed.


    Here's an example:


    Step 1: The denominators are the same, which is 2.
    Step 2: Add the numerators: 6 + 3 = 9.
    Step 3: Keep the denominator: The denominator remains 2.
    Step 4: Write the answer: The sum of the fractions is 9/2.

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